Not only does Madonna have to face the indignity of having her songs leaked on the internet prior to the release of her new album “Rebel Heart, ” but now she is being accused of picking on Lady Gaga. The Material Girl’s manager, Israeli Guy Oseary, says the song “You are a Copy Cat” is not at all about Lady Gaga, or any specific person, and it was only a demo, not meant to be released. Madonna was criticized for comparing the unauthorized access to her unreleased album to “an act of terrorism, “.
Oseary says Madonna bears no ill will for Lady Gaga, and while mud has been thrown by the two celebrities directly, some of the press has commented on similarities between the two that don’t seem coincidental. The Daily Mail noted how much Gaga’s “Express Yourself” sounded like “Born that Way, ” and suggested that Gaga was aping Madonna’s crotch grabbing gesture.
Oseary says Madonna is enjoying Gaga’s “Cheek to Cheek” album with Tony Bennett, and Gaga acknowledges Madonna as a major influence, but she did drop a comment to People Magazine that she thinks the Material Girl should give more moral support to younger stars.